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What do I do to help leaders?

I am a leadership coach and trainer. I work with people to develop them to become expert leaders.

What does it mean to lead?

When you stop to consider what a leader is, it boils down to one thing, which is that to be a leader you need followers.

Why should one person follow another? How do you do this?

This is about that special quality of inspiration.

To inspire someone means that you move people to take action. Leadership is about Change. It is about changing people’s behaviours.

My favourite quote on leadership is from Lau Tzu who said “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.”

That’s why I develop leaders who are coaches. All coaches are leaders but not all leaders are coaches.

Working with me is about a journey into transformational leadership wherever possible. This is a process based on the work by James McGregor Burns, and Bernard M. Bass,

Transformational leadership:

  • Is a model of integrity and fairness.

  • Sets clear goals, has high expectations.

  • Encourages others.

  • Provides support and recognition.

  • Stirs the emotions of people.

  • Gets people to look beyond their self-interest.

  • Inspires people to reach for the improbable.

The process starts with working with your top team to establish the vision for the company and the values and purpose that underpin everything that drives the business. Starting from the top down we work together to set a leadership framework and then we meet monthly in interactive workshops to embed the skills required to develop a solid transformational team of expert leaders. Each leader also receives 1:1 monthly coaching. Once this process is embedding securely we then move to the next layer I the leadership structure to ensure the culture of leadership is consistent throughout the business.

We develop a listening and learning culture where everyone strives for excellence in their work through active coaching and feedback.

It’s a truly transformational process that supports growth in every way.